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2006 Volkswagen presentation details dieselgate scheme - report

A 2006 Powerpoint presentation detailing how Volkswagen could cheat its way past emissions testing has been uncovered as part of the ongoing investigation into the dieselgate scandal...

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2017 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S in, Golf R400 reportedly out
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2017 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S in, Golf R400 reportedly out

The powered-up Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport, which is on its way to Australia as the GTI 40 Years Edition, will soon be outclassed by an even more powerful special. The new limited-edition model will be known as the GTI Clubsport S, and fans will get their first look at the annual Wörthersee GTI-Treffen (“meeting”) in Austria next month...


Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept unveiled
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Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept unveiled

The Volkswagen T-Prime GTE has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show and the crossover concept potentially previews a new range-topping SUV for the brand. As part of Volkswagen's renewed focus on electrified propulsion, the T-Prime GTE has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that pairs together a 185kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a 100kW/350Nm electric motor...


Volkswagen and US govt agree on diesel buyback deal, "substantial compensation"
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Volkswagen and US govt agree on diesel buyback deal, "substantial compensation"

Volkswagen and the US government have reportedly reached a tentative deal regarding some of the cars affected by the dieselgate emissions testing scandal. Just as we were going to press, San Francisco district judge Charles Breyer has confirmed that the two parties have reached a provisional agreement. For the roughly 480,000 EA189 2...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok sketches revealed
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok sketches revealed

The first sketches of the facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Amarok utility have been released, with the German brand claiming the update has seen the "premium pick-up given the latest Volkswagen design"...


2015-2016 Volkswagen Jetta recalled for brake issue
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2015-2016 Volkswagen Jetta recalled for brake issue

Volkswagen has issued a recall notice for 266 of its Jetta sedans, due to a fault with the braking system’s vacuum pump. Affecting Jettas fitted with the 2.0-litre petrol engine, the German car maker reports that a drive cam within the vacuum pump may break, causing a loss of vacuum assistance when applying the vehicle’s brakes...


2018 Volkswagen Touareg preview bound for Beijing motor show
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2018 Volkswagen Touareg preview bound for Beijing motor show

Next week’s Beijing motor show will play host to a new concept that will likely, although not officially, hint at the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Touareg. Volkswagen has not offered any details on whether this concept will head to production, but, with the current Touareg due for replacement within the next 12 to 18 months, next week’s show car would seem a clear preview...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Review
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Review

Adding the Performance Pack to the already potent GTI platform edges the Volkswagen Golf even closer to the top-spec R model and makes it the most well-rounded hot-hatch on the market...


2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack and the Subaru Outback are now more evenly matched than ever before. Subaru has always had this segment to itself though, but now theres a proper battle taking place.


2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased
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2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased

German manufacturer Volkswagen has teased its 2017 Polo R WRC rally car in a sketch, clearly stating the carmaker’s intentions of taking out the next WRC season. The new rally weapon has been in development since 2015 and will be more powerful than the current Polo WRC, which debuted in 2013, after new FIA regulations allowed manufacturers to increase the car’s turbocharged engine by around 44kW to a thumping 279kW...


Destination Drive: Tauranga and Rotorua in a Volkswagen Passat wagon
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Destination Drive: Tauranga and Rotorua in a Volkswagen Passat wagon

Destination Drive: Put simply, this is something you can do in any car. Whether you're excited about your new car and are looking for inspiration, or whether you regularly hit the road and cruise around, this series is for the love of driving and to provide ideas for those times you want to enjoy your car. Let us know your favourite drive loops in the comments section below...


Volkswagen Australia looks to offer EV and PHEV cars by 2020
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Volkswagen Australia looks to offer EV and PHEV cars by 2020

Volkswagen Australia is likely to offer electric and plug-in hybrid models here within the next few years, according to managing director Michael Bartsch. The German brand is pushing ever more heavily into the development of EV and PHEV models globally, but as yet offers nothing along those lines in our market...


Volkswagen Australia looks to bolster thin SUV stocks with range of new models
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Volkswagen Australia looks to bolster thin SUV stocks with range of new models

Volkswagen Australia admits its coverage of the booming SUV market lags behind key rivals, but is planning to make up lost ground in a hurry. SUV sales are quite literally driving the Australian vehicle market to record growth, up 13.8 per cent and comprising 38 per cent of the market in 2016 — almost the same percentage as passenger vehicles, which are down 8 per cent...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok spied testing in Sweden
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok spied testing in Sweden

The 2017 Volkswagen Amarok, spied in cold-weather testing back in February, has been snapped once more on the snow-covered roads of Sweden, pointing again at the coming facelift. Unlike those previous spy photos, these new images show both the single- and dual-cab versions of the Amarok being put through their paces...


2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Review
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

The larger, 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan takes things up a notch. Prospective Mazda CX-5 buyers should take note.


Volkswagen Tiguan R hot SUV not happening
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Volkswagen Tiguan R hot SUV not happening

A Volkswagen Tiguan R, using the Golf R’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system with Haldex clutch and 206kW/380Nm (in Australian tune) 2.0-litre turbo engine, is a bridge too far. The new-generation Volkswagen Tiguan, which we are driving this week in Berlin, will be available globally with the Golf GTI (and Skoda Octavia RS’) 162kW/350Nm turbo engine and a 4Motion AWD system...


Only Volkwagen used emissions testing defeat devices, says German investigation - report
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Only Volkwagen used emissions testing defeat devices, says German investigation - report

An investigation by German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has concluded that the Volkswagen Group was the only car maker to use defeat devices to cheat its way past emissions testing for diesel-engined cars. Although the final report is scheduled for publication at the end of April 2016, German business daily Handelsblatt has learnt about the investigation's conclusions from anonymous sources within the KBA...


Volkswagen pitches itself as ‘premium, but for the people’
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Volkswagen pitches itself as ‘premium, but for the people’

Volkswagen Australia is still obviously chasing sales growth, but its focus is very much on offering products that it believes border on ‘premium’ territory while remaining relatively affordable. We spoke to Volkswagen Australia product marketing manager Jeff Shafer at the global launch of the new Tiguan this week (review coming soon), who laid out how Volkswagen saw its positioning...


Volkswagen insists new diesels don't have cheat software, but hasn't done real-world tests
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Volkswagen insists new diesels don't have cheat software, but hasn't done real-world tests

Volkswagen this week reaffirmed earlier statements that its EA288 diesel engines used in the latest versions of some core models do not have emissions-cheating software like their earlier EA189 predecessors, but the company has not conducted ‘real-world’ testing to show it...


Volkswagen small SUV spied testing in Golf outfit
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Volkswagen small SUV spied testing in Golf outfit

One of the first prototype mules for Volkswagen’s new sub-Tiguan small SUV has been snapped during testing, disguised as a three-door Golf. The new baby SUV from Volkswagen is anticipated to launch around 2018, competing in the hotly-contested small and compact SUV segment that is currently occupied by the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Mitsubishi ASX, Renault Captur...